** The FSCC Campus will be closed November 26th-28th for Thanksgiving Holiday. Campus will reopen on December 1st. Happy Thanksgiving!

Build your Future in Construction Trades

FSCC’s Construction Trades program is unique in which it is implementing a 2 + 2 + 2 program. A student can start in this program as early as junior and senior year of high school earning college credit toward their degree. The student would then earn their Associates of Applied Science Degree at FSCC and move on for higher learning at Pittsburg State University. Students that follow the 2 + 2 + 2 program will not have to duplicate course work in any of the three phases of their education.

At FSCC, students can expect to be educated by trained professionals that have not only taught the trades but are well known professionals in their trades. Instructors teach in the classroom as well as in labs, hands-on learning with tools of the trade. The curriculum being taught has been developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Upon completion of many of the classes, students will earn recognized credentials for that specific trade. These credentials will be entered into a national registry that is portable and available to contractors.

A Masonry Certificate has been developed in response to business and industry support and is available for those students that want to concentrate in the Masonry trade.

The construction industry, as a whole, is lacking trained professionals. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook is excellent. There is an expected job growth of 10% through the year 2016. The earning potential for a trained professional in any of specialty trades related to construction, both commercial and residential, averages $20 per hour nationally. There is a need in all specialty trades such as: carpentry, welding, masonry and plumbing.

Careers that PAY!!!

Average wages in the construction industry

(2010 Kansas Wage Information)

Architectural/Civil Drafter - $41,530 Heavy Truck Driver - $38,270
Brickmason - $50,960 Operating Engineer - $35,270
Carpenter - $40,230 Painter - $33,790
Concrete Finisher - $35,420 Plumber - $47,650
Civil Engineer - $75,540 Project Manager - $79,370
Construction Laborer - $29,870 Roofer - $33,920
Crane/Tower Operator - $44,040 Sheet Metal Worker - $40,090
Drywall Installer - $38,320 Steel Worker - $49,450
Electrician - $45,990 Surveyor - $48,470
Estimator - $57,620
First Line Supervisor - $56,290 www.kansasconstructioncareers.com

Fort Scott Community College wants to help you succeed by beginning your construction trades career with the right education!

We would love to hear from you and answer any questions that you have. If you email us with your address, we can send you an information packet on our program.

Gainful Employment

Financial Aid

FSCC is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. Federal programs such as Stafford Loans and Pell Grants are available for those who qualify.

For more information on financial aid assistance contact the Financial Aid Office at (620)223-2700 or visit the FSCC website to download the FAFSA form.

Scholarship Opportunities

Students can apply for program and institutional scholarships. Pick up a scholarship application today in the Construction Trades Office or call (620)223-2700 for more information on applying.

Class Locations

Classes are currently held in multiple locations on and off campus. The two main off campus locations are:

Fort Scott Construction Trades Building (The Armory)

2301 Horton St. Fort Scott, Kansas

Phone #620-223-2700

Pittsburg Construction Trades Building (PCTB)

1301 E 27th Terrace

Pittsburg, Kansas

Phone # 620-232-5644

For more information please contact Nacoma Oehme for Construction Trades or Judy Meister Occupational Recruiter.

Page Last Updated On 1/16/2012